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October 2, 2014, 11:32 am
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13th Congressional District Candidates Face Off On Health Care, Corporate Influence


All three candidates in the 13th Congressional District met in a televised debate Wednesday night in Springfield, but the fireworks were limited to two of them -- Democrat David Gill and Republican Rodney Davis.

 

Gill called Davis hypocritical for lauding the benefits of his government health care plan in allowing his wife to seek out specialists to cure her colon cancer more than a decade ago, while vowing to repeal Obamacare today. But Davis calls Obamacare a "boondoggle" that the country can't afford.

 

And Davis went on the attack against Gill, accusing him of breaking his pledge not to take corporate dollars for his campaign.  But Gill insists that support he received from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was restricted to grass roots donations, and says Davis is the one in the pocket of major corporations.

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